‘department news’ Category


Events, publications, curricular changes, etc.


MCS Alumni Profile: Matthew Swenson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2012 with a double major in Mathematics and Economics.  I’ve been working as an actuary for about four years now at Securian Financial Group in St. Paul.  I recently completed the actuarial exam track and obtained my FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) designation. My […]

MCS Portrait Unveiling

Here are the latest additions to the MCS portrait gallery.  The portraits can be seen on the third floor of Olin Hall.

MCS Alumni Profile: Charlie Olson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science. I am currently working at Activision / Raven Software doing software engineering  and data analysis for Call of Duty Online. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? Experiences with databases/SQL, graphics, vector mechanics, AI, and […]

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” Opens in Theaters

The biopic “The Man Who Knew Infinity” opened in theaters this past weekend.  It tells the remarkable story of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) and his friendship with British mathematician G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). The film is based on the book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The mathematical consultant for […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Carson English

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2003 with degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science.  I am currently working as a Systems Administrator/DevOps at Virtuwell What is your favorite memory or memories of the MCS department? Jeff Rosoff’s hilarious jokes and mind bending “shower problems.”   Thanks for the update Carson. It’s […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Hans Anderson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science. I am currently working in Singapore and Vietnam as the Director of a software company that makes iOS apps for musicians. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? Aside from the obvious answer (that […]

Retirement Celebration and Portrait Unveiling

Please join the Gustavus Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department on Tuesday May 10  in celebration of Max Hailperin on his retirement after 26 years of service.  We will also be unveiling a portrait of Terry Morrison. Hors’ d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. please RSVP to Laura Boomgaarden if […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Phillip Knoll

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2003 with a degree in Computer Science. I am currently working as an Oracle, B2B Commerce Architect (Pre-Sales) How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? My exposure to the strong theoretical and mathematical foundation of the Gustavus MCS curriculum helped me […]

MCS Team Rocks the Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Each year in early February the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) conducts the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), “an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems.” This year’s team from Gustavus Adolphus College with members Zachary Brown, […]

Liberal Arts Education in the Age of Accountability

Max Hailperin was invited to give this year’s Matthias Wahlstrom lecture, part of an annual series by Gustavus professors addressing the possibilities of the liberal arts in the 21st century. His topic was “Liberal Arts in the Age of Accountability.” The attached text approximates what he said.